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Old 02-02-2011, 08:06 AM   #31
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I heard on the way to work that Pro-Mubarak and Anti-Mubarak citizens are getting violent with each other in Liberation Square.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:43 AM   #32
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Ever notice how

its the countries

with the least bacon

that are always rioting?
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:58 AM   #33
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I hadn't. But now that you mention it, there's clearly a correlation.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:00 AM   #34
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Clearly we're seeing causation not correlation.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:40 AM   #35
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Just watch The Daily Show and Colbert Report - you'll see lots of examples.
The people you agree with agree that the people you both disagree with are often disagreeable.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:48 AM   #36
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The people you agree with agree that the people you both disagree with are often disagreeable.
I agree.


I think.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:51 AM   #37
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I wonder how this is going to end.



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Old 02-02-2011, 10:51 AM   #38
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The people you agree with agree that the people you both disagree with are often disagreeable.
The fact remains that they show multiple examples of Fox being incorrect.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:10 PM   #39
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Anderson Cooper was set upon by Pro-Mubarak thugs.

My favorite comment on the page:

It's all fun and games until Anderson Cooper gets punched in the face. Now it's for real!
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:18 PM   #40
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Ever notice how
its the countries
with the least bacon
that are always rioting?
Which explains why Kosher nations are constantly in riot.
(Oh. That is also called Jewish comedy. Explains all the violence in Blazing Saddles.)
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:29 PM   #41
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Yeah. You can't trust a guy who punches out an innocent horse.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:20 PM   #42
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A few days Late as I Heard The Gubment turned the Net and cell phones back on ,
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:49 AM   #43
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The conversation about news media brought this to mind:



This is from Charlie Brooker's Newswipe, a short run series of weekly programmes analysing news reportage and general trends in news media, drawing from both current and historical sources. This looks at some stylistic differences between UK and US news. In case you think any of it is anti-American, he is equally savage elsewhere in the show about UK news , which is his primary target for the series.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:13 AM   #44
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That was great Dana!
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:21 AM   #45
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Fox and I have different working opinions of that word, News. I consider News to be facts (and opinions) about current events, about things that are happening that I don't know about, or don't know the newest or nuanced details about. What I get from Fox is much more sizzle than steak. I *especially* dislike their presentation style that slyly colors their presentation of facts with emotionally effective adjectives, clearly designed to persuade. I don't want to be fucking persuaded by my newscaster. Just tell me what happened. I also like to hear what it means, because I don't have expertise in every area, not even many areas. But don't tell me how to react or how to feel. How I respond is *my* business.

To add injury to this kind of insult, I've seen enough instances where opinion was presented as fact to seriously degrade their credibility. I find this offensive. Making shit up and presenting it on a network called Fox *NEWS* chaps my ass. They're effective, and I give them full credit for that. They have a lot of viewers (credit to their attractiveness) and a lot of believers (credit to minimally critical thinking habits of their viewers). But they're not a trusted reliable source of good factual information offered with a minimum of bias.
So what do you watch to get your news, if you watch TV at all for news?

I think you are confusing News Commentary with News Broadcast. Just an observation.
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